10 Things You Might Not Know About Life at Medical School

When you tell people you’ve applied for Medicine, you might hear a lot about what to expect – especially about the workload. However, there are some things you might not know about studying medicine and life at med school. From the course-life balance, the value of the internet and more, here are a list of ten…

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Why Medicine? – in 10 Words!

One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over…

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Essential Medicine Interview Checklist!

Here’s a list of 20 things you MUST know before you go for your medical school interview…

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5 Most Common Interview Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

There are potentially a whole range of things that can go wrong in an interview, but instead of focussing on all the negatives and unnecessarily worrying about them why don’t try to see if you can avoid making some of the most common mistakes. Have a read of what you should try to avoid in…

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My First Progress Test!

Today I had my first official exam at medical school and it was what’s known as the “progress test”. This is a form of assessment used by some, but not every medical school. It’s essentially a test that all the students in the medical school (yes, ALL the first years ALL the way to the…

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17 Firsts of 2017!

I feel as though it’s tradition to write a new year’s post, so that’s why I’m here! 2017 was a huge rollercoaster of a year, it was one hugely stressful, emotional and yet immensely gratifying year. So many things happened this year and the outcomes of many things in this year in a way paved…

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Different Ways to Prepare For Your Medical School Interview

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8 Es for Medical School Interview Success

Many of you will be preparing for your interviews now, probably by practising endless questions and going through loads of mock interviews. And that’s great and exactly what you should be doing! However, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the more subtle aspects of an interview that can determine whether it goes well or not. Have…

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Interview Hot Topics: NHS Funding

There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a key challenge: NHS funding. ‘Underfunded’ is a word many people use to describe the NHS. The demand for NHS services is increasing year on year, so the problem of “underfunding” is actually caused by…

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A 1st YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT – WEDNESDAY

8:00am I wake up. I have half an hour to quickly get ready and head out for today’s 9am start.

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A 1st YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT – TUESDAY

7:30am My alarm rings and I get up straight away this time; I can’t afford to be late for my GP placement. I had to wake up earlier than usual today to take into account how busy the roads can be so early in the morning.

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A 1st YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT – MONDAY

9:00am I roll out of bed – not too early for a Monday morning since I start at 10:30am. I have plenty of time to make myself a cup of tea and review this week’s Anatomy work on the upper limb.

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3 THINGS TO DO AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION

I bet you’ve all exhaled that breath of relief knowing that the personal statement that you put your blood and tears into has finally been submitted. It’s done and dusted and can never bother you again! But at the back of your mind you also know that you haven’t quite reached the end of this…

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AFFIRMATION CEREMONY

This week is my consolidation week, which means I don’t have any classes or lectures, instead I should be working to catch up on and consolidate everything that’s been covered so far. I do however, have a couple of extra activities planned for the week with one of them being today’s ‘Affirmation Ceremony’.

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6 BMAT PREPARATION TIPS TO SCORE HIGHLY!

Sitting the BMAT and not sure how to begin your preparation? Those of you who have chosen to sit the BMAT will already be aware that it is quite different to the UKCAT. It consists of 3 sections: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and the essay. As you will have already gathered, the different sections will all…

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BEING THE PBL CHAIR…

If you’ve got as far as clicking on the post I’m guessing you know of or have even heard of PBL before. If you are familiar with this method of learning you’ll know that it involves a group of about 10 people working together to dissect a case and then collectively come up with a list…

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MY FIRST GP PLACEMENT AS A MED STUDENT

My I’ve been to GP surgeries before as part of my work experience, but today I had my first placement through medical school. I’ve only just started my course so I still don’t have the knowledge to understand all the illnesses that the patients presented with, but I thought it would still be interesting to take…

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